I love flower stamps. Every time I see a new one I say I'm going to resist as I have so many already. Right before posting I did a quick glance of my flower stamp section and I stopped counting at 175 flower stamps. Oops, clearly I'm not doing a good job restraining myself!
My two newest listings are variations of pink ink and card stock.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Birthday Wishes Pink Flowers Hand Stamped Card
This first card is the bright one of the two. It's definitely an in your face type of pink. The stamp is new, as is the sentiment. Since the stamp contains just a hint of the floral stems, I thought the image would look nice in the long oval shape, giving it a bit of length. By mounting the scalloped oval onto the card base, I also create a sense of depth with the card as opposed to my usual one layer cards.
This next card also uses a new flower stamp (surprise, surprise!) but is a bit more subdued in it's shade of pink.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Hand Made Sympathy Card with Pink Floral Image
This is a new shade of ink and card stock for me (did I mention that I love to collect ink and card stock colors as much as flower stamps?) so I wanted to jump right into it. Pink inks and card stock can be tough. If the ink it too light, it's hard to see. If the card stock is too harsh a pink, it's discordant to the eye. This one is a nice middle shade.
For this card, I kept the image one layer but I added depth and motion by using what's called Second Generation stamping. I inked up my image and stamped it on the card stock. At this point most of the ink has transferred to the card stock. I then immediately stamped it again slightly off center to transfer the much lighter shade of ink to the card stock. This kind of technique makes the image jump off the paper and creates layers within the single layer.
I still have many new (uninked) floral stamps as well as a few new ink and card stock colors to play with so I'm sure May will continue to sprout flowers, if only in my studio.